Enjoy GreenFest at the Environmental & Heritage Center April 26

More than a billion people worldwide participate in Earth Day activities each April. The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center plans to join in the global celebration and promote more sustainable and environmentally conscious decisions in our daily lives at the Gwinnett GreenFest on Friday, April 26. 

The event includes crafts, games, and activities that encourage people to reconnect with nature.  Enjoy a special Earth Day-themed magic show with magician Jeff McClure at 6:30pm. Step back in time with examples of sustainability 1800s style at the Chesser-Williams House as you learn about gardening practices, cooking, and laundry demonstrations.

Special tours and hikes are scheduled throughout the event. At 5:30pm and 7:00pm, visitors can enjoy a forest trek including local tree and wildflower identification, native animal discussions, and much more. Also at 5:30pm and 7:00pm, guests can enjoy a guided tour of the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Plant on the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage center’s tram to discover the amazing process Gwinnett County uses to treat your wastewater. At 5:30pm and 7:30pm, children can assist with natural pest control by participating in a Ladybug Lookout class, where they’ll learn the ladybug’s lifecycle and discover the many benefits of having ladybugs in the backyard.

 Local agencies will participate in the event by sharing information on how residents can reduce their impact on the environment. Groups scheduled to participate include UGA Extension Gwinnett, Gwinnett County Water Resources, Georgia Gwinnett College’s American Chemical Society, and Gwinnett County Solid Waste Management. 

The Gwinnett GreenFest runs from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. The program fee for the event is $5 per person. Children two years old and younger are free. The cost for non-residents is $10 per person. Program fees can be paid at the door on the day of the event.